You are the visitor to visit this web page!


By 1854, Georgetown became the center of commerce for the Divide area, between the Middle and North Forks of the American River in El Dorado County, boasting some 3,000 residents. Several large, abandoned hard-rock mines once thrived in the area. Today it's a graceful town with many historic buildings, including several bed and breakfast inns and the I.O.O.F. Hall, used for concerts and local gatherings. Once called Growlersburg, fire destroyed the central area in 1852. To reduce the chances of fire destroying the whole town again, residents rebuilt the main street to be 100 feet wider.

Georgetown is still the primary community for this region. For many years, logging was the dominant local industry. Smaller nearby towns include Kelsey, Garden Valley, Greenwood, Quintette, Spanish Flat and Volcanoville, each with its own Gold Rush legacy.

From Georgetown, the beautiful Wentworth Springs Road leads east into the high Sierra Nevads (caution: much of this road is rough and poorly maintained in its easternmost stretches). Georgetown is also the kick-off point for the Jeepers' Jamboree each July.

Georgetown Divide Population: 5,036
Georgetown Divide Median Income: $32,372
Georgetown Divide Average Home Price: $127,000
Georgetown Divide Business Association: (530) 333-1569
Georgetown Recreation District: (530) 333-4000
Georgetown Divide Public Utility District: (530) 333-4356
Georgetown Airport: Elevation 2,588 ft., runway 2,980 ft. long

Motorcycles park near the historic Georgetown Hotel on Main Street.
One of the few remaining operational stamp mills in the Gold Country smashes quartz rock at a demonstration at Founders' Day in Georgetown. The stamp mill was operated by pioneer Ray Little, whose family has operated the stamp mill for generations.

Here's a link with some demographic information on Georgetown.
Home | Recreation | Lifestyle | Maps | Real Estate | Articles | Advertise Here | Contact Us
Please note: all photographs and other illustrations on this site are ©

Do not copy without permission.